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South Korea: Country in East Asia
South Korea is a country in East Asia, constituting the southern part of the Korean Peninsula and sharing a land border with North Korea. The name Korea is derived from Goguryeo which was one of the great powers in East Asia during its time, ruling most of the Korean Peninsula, Manchuria, parts of the Russian Far East and Inner Mongolia under Gwanggaeto the Great. Its capital, Seoul, is a major global city and half of South Korea's over 51 million people live in the Seoul Capital Area, the fourth largest metropolitan economy in the world.

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Trump, South Korea's Moon discuss trying to maintain talks with North Korea

U.S. President Donald Trump and South Korean President Moon Jae-in held a half-hour phone discussion on ways to maintain diplomacy with North Korea, Seoul said on Saturday, as Pyongyang warns of waning..
Reuters - Published

GM, LG Chem to build $2.3 billion electric vehicle battery plant in Ohio

General Motors Co and South Korea's LG Chem said on Thursday they will invest $2.3 billion to build an electric vehicle battery cell joint venture plant in Ohio, creating one of the world's largest..
Reuters - Published

Videos for South Korea


Another South Korean star dead in latest K-pop tragedy [Video]Another South Korean star dead in latest K-pop tragedy

South Korean actor Cha In-ha was found dead in his home on Wednesday, the country's third young celebrity to die in the past two months amid growing debate about the intense social pressures artists..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:13Published

North Korea's Kim Jon Un Finishes Signature Construction Project [Video]North Korea's Kim Jon Un Finishes Signature Construction Project

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un celebrated the completion of his signature construction project. The project is a new city near the sacred mountain where his family claims its roots. According to..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:32Published

'Frozen 2' Dominance Draws Monopoly Complaint in South Korea | THR News [Video]'Frozen 2' Dominance Draws Monopoly Complaint in South Korea | THR News

A South Korean civic group has filed a complaint with local prosecutors against the Walt Disney Company, claiming that 'Frozen 2' violated the country's antitrust act.

Credit: The Hollywood Reporter     Duration: 01:55Published

North Korea fires two short-range missiles towards the Sea of Japan [Video]North Korea fires two short-range missiles towards the Sea of Japan

North Korea launched two unidentified short-range projectiles from the country's South Hamgyong province towards the Sea of Japan on Thursday, November 28.

Credit: Reuters - 3D Animations (Next Me     Duration: 00:51Published

The dark side of South Korea's K-pop world [Video]The dark side of South Korea's K-pop world

The apparent suicide of a second K-pop artist in a month has cast renewed focus in South Korea on vicious personal attacks and cyber bullying of vulnerable young stars, and how it mostly goes..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 02:08Published

North Korea launches Thanksgiving message for the U.S. [Video]North Korea launches Thanksgiving message for the U.S.

North Korea launched two short range missiles on Thursday, a move some analysts called a reminder that the clock is ticking to restart denuclearization talks. David Doyle reports.

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:48Published

South Korea's struggling 'dirt spoons' stir trouble for Moon [Video]South Korea's struggling 'dirt spoons' stir trouble for Moon

South Korea's 'dirt spoons' - impoverished youths who are skeptical about being able to get ahead in life because of their backgrounds - are unhappy that President Moon Jae-in has not fulfilled his..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 02:10Published

K-pop star found dead at home - local media [Video]K-pop star found dead at home - local media

K-pop singer Koo Hara was found dead in her home on Sunday, fans led an emotional tribute for her in South Korea's capital. Michelle Hennessy reports.

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:04Published

Boyband BTS still have to do military service [Video]Boyband BTS still have to do military service

South Korean boy band BTS will not be given exemption from mandatory military service, the defence ministry has said, reaffirming its policy of no exceptions for pop stars. Emer McCarthy reports.

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:18Published

SoftBank to create $30 billion tech giant [Video]SoftBank to create $30 billion tech giant

Japan’s SoftBank Corp plans to merge internet unit Yahoo Japan with messaging app operator Line Corp to create a $30 billion tech giant, as it bags struggling internet companies to bulk up against..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 00:50Published

North Korea's Kim supervises drills: state media [Video]North Korea's Kim supervises drills: state media

State news agency KCNA reported that North Korean leader Kim Jong Un supervised military drills twice in the last three days, as the U.S. and South Korea announced on Sunday that they would be..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:01Published

U.S., South Korea postpone military drills in bid to bolster N.Korea peace effort [Video]U.S., South Korea postpone military drills in bid to bolster N.Korea peace effort

The United States and South Korea announced on Sunday they will postpone upcoming military drills in an effort to bolster a stalled peace push with North Korea, even as Washington denied the move..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:19Published

US calls on Seoul to pay more on US troops presence [Video]US calls on Seoul to pay more on US troops presence

President Donald Trump wants $5bn a year from Seoul for having 28,000 US soldiers stationed in South Korea which is more than 5 times what it pays now.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 01:50Published

South Korean company looks beyond 'Baby Shark' [Video]South Korean company looks beyond 'Baby Shark'

Entertainment company SmartStudy struck Youtube gold when it added a K-pop beat to an old campfire song, "Baby Shark." Now, it says it's working on a new character and a big new market. Eve Johnson..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:47Published

Trump Angers South Korea [Video]Trump Angers South Korea

Secretary of Defense Mark Esper went to South Korea to discuss new threats from “enraged” North Korea. According to CNN, he would also try and ease strain caused by President Donald Trump. The..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:32Published

China smashes European hopes of 'Legends' video game glory [Video]China smashes European hopes of 'Legends' video game glory

Thousands of esports fans gathered in Paris to watch two teams go head-to-head at the "League of Legends" world championship tournament final.

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:29Published

Europe seeks to clinch rare League of Legends win in Asia-dominated esports world [Video]Europe seeks to clinch rare League of Legends win in Asia-dominated esports world

A team of five young European men will seek on Sunday (November 10) to overthrow Asia's supremacy at the "League of Legends", a world-known online video game whose sky-rocketing success has drawn..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:57Published

South Korea holds funerals for the living [Video]South Korea holds funerals for the living

More than 25,000 people have attended mass funerals for the living in South Korea. Their aim? To help appreciate their lives, by simulating their deaths. Michelle Hennessy reports.

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:48Published

Korean Air creates K-pop style safety video with boyband SuperM [Video]Korean Air creates K-pop style safety video with boyband SuperM

South Korea's flag carrier Korean Air unveiled a safety video starring K-pop supergroup SuperM and singer BoA, which has been playing on their planes from Monday. Francesca Lynagh reports.

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 00:47Published

MTV EMAs celebrate women in music, Liam Gallagher wins rock icon [Video]MTV EMAs celebrate women in music, Liam Gallagher wins rock icon

Oasis frontman Liam Gallagher took home the first ever MTV Rock Icon award at Sunday's MTV Europe Music Awards, where the big winners of the night were Taylor Swift, newcomer Billie Eilish and South..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:18Published

North Korea tests 'multiple rocket launchers' [Video]North Korea tests 'multiple rocket launchers'

North Korea confirmed that Thursday's missile launch used "super-large multiple rocket launchers," a new weapon that first debuted in August. The test sparked a fiery response from a U.S. lawmaker, who..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:43Published

Man smashes record for scaling world's highest mountains [Video]Man smashes record for scaling world's highest mountains

A Nepalese mountain climber and former British soldier has smashed the world record for climbing the world's highest 14 mountains in just over six months, beating the previous best of nearly eight..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 00:52Published

Vlatko Andonovski To Take Jill Ellis Spot As Head Coach Of USWNT [Video]Vlatko Andonovski To Take Jill Ellis Spot As Head Coach Of USWNT

Former head coach Jill Ellis led the United States Women’s National Team in two World Cup victories. Now the coach is stepping down after finishing their “Victory Tour” in a 1-1 draw with South..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:32Published

 

South Korea intelligence officers accused of raping defector from North

The North Korean woman was forced to have two abortions while in custody, her lawyers say.
BBC News - Published

South Korean president hears reassurances from senior Chinese diplomat

A senior China diplomat offered conciliatory remarks to South Korean President Moon Jae-in on Thursday amid efforts to repair ties strained by a U.S. anti-missile system, while leveling sharp criticism..
Reuters - Published

GM, LG Chem to announce EV battery joint venture in Ohio

South Korea's LG Chem said on Thursday it would invest $916 million in its U.S. subsidiary by 2023 to set up an electric vehicle battery joint venture with General Motors .
Reuters - Published

South Korea, China agree to step up exchanges to re-set ties after missile defense row

South Korea and China agreed to beef up diplomatic and cultural exchanges to "completely normalize" ties that soured over the deployment of U.S. anti-missile systems in 2017, Seoul officials said on..
Reuters - Published

Senior China diplomat visits South Korea to re-set ties

South Korea said it would seek China's help to denuclearize the Korean peninsula as one of Beijing's most senior diplomats arrived in Seoul on Wednesday to repair ties that soured over the deployment..
Reuters - Published

South Korean actor found dead in latest K-pop tragedy

South Korean actor Cha In-ha was found dead in his home, police said on Wednesday, the country's third young celebrity to die in the past two months amid growing debate about the intense social..
Reuters - Published

Factbox: South Korea's K-pop industry hit by tragedies, scandal in 2019

South Korea's K-pop culture is one of the country's most lucrative soft power exports and has drawn a massive audience of young people internationally, especially in other Asian markets.
Reuters - Published

Top diplomat in China's government visits South Korea after four-year gap to mend ties

The top diplomat in China's government arrived in Seoul on Wednesday, visiting South Korea for the first time in more than four years as the two countries seek to repair ties that soured over the..
Reuters - Published

Cha In-ha: Korean actor dies aged 27

Cha is the third young South Korean star to die in the space of two months.
BBC News - Published

Senior Chinese diplomat set for first visit to South Korea in five years amid missile defense row

A high-ranking Chinese diplomat is visiting Seoul this week for the first time in five years as the two countries seek to improve ties amid a spat over a U.S. anti-missile system in South Korea.
Reuters - Published

Eleven North Korean defectors detained in Vietnam, seek to block deportation: activists

Eleven North Koreans seeking to defect to South Korea have been detained in Vietnam since Nov. 23 and are seeking help to avoid being repatriated, a South Korean activist group said on Monday.
Reuters - Published

K-pop singer sentenced to six years in jail for rape, sharing secret sex videos

A South Korean court sentenced a K-pop musician to six years in prison on Friday for raping a woman and distributing a video capturing the act in a case that drew attention to the darker side of the..
Reuters - Published

Goo Hara and the trauma of South Korea's spy cam victims

Goo Hara's death shows it's often the victims of spy cams who are punished the most.
BBC News - Published

North Korea test fires rockets in Thanksgiving reminder of year-end deadline for U.S.

Breaking a month-long lull in missile tests, North Korea fired two short range projectiles into the sea off its east coast on Thursday in what appeared to be the latest try out its new multiple rocket..
Reuters - Published

North Korea test fires missiles month before deadline for U.S. to respond on talks

Breaking a month-long lull in missile tests, North Korea fired two short range missiles into the sea off its east coast on Thursday in what appeared to be the latest try out of its new multiple rocket..
Reuters - Published

North Korea fires unidentified projectiles: South Korea military

North Korea fired unidentified projectiles on Thursday, South Korea's military said, the first such launch in nearly a month, amid a stalemate in denuclearization talks between Pyongyang and..
Reuters - Published

Japan beer exports to South Korea hit zero amid trade spat

Japanese beer exports to South Korea flat-line as a trade row between the countries simmers.
BBC News - Published

Exclusive: South Korea, Japan set to back air traffic deal after near misses

South Korea and Japan are setting aside historical grievances to redraw responsibilities for air traffic control over the East China Sea following recent near misses.
Reuters - Published

Exclusive: South Korea set to regain control of airway from Japan through U.N. deal - sources

Putting air safety first after some scary near misses, South Korea and Japan have set aside bitter historical grievances currently straining ties to redraw responsibilities for air traffic control over..
Reuters - Published

Japan and South Korea scramble planes to shadow Russian bombers: agencies

Japan and South Korea scrambled jets to shadow two Russian strategic bombers over the neutral waters of the Sea of Japan and the East China Sea, Russian news agencies reported on Wednesday, citing..
Reuters - Published

South Korea fires warning shots toward North Korean merchant vessel

South Korea's military fired warning shots toward a North Korean merchant boat with engine trouble that violated their sea border on Wednesday, South Korean officials said.
Reuters - Published

Wider Image: No money, no hope: South Korea's 'Dirt Spoons' turn against Moon

Hwang Hyeon-dong lives in a 6.6-square-metre (71-square-foot) cubicle near his university campus in Seoul, which comes with a shared bathroom and kitchen plus all the rice he can eat, that he rents for..
Reuters - Published

Feuding Korean firms risk disrupting electric car battery supplies

In 2018, South Korea's SK Innovation beat its larger, local rival LG Chem to a multibillion dollar deal to supply German carmaker Volkswagen with electric vehicle batteries in the United States.
Reuters - Published

K-pop star Koo Hara left 'pessimistic' note: police

K-pop singer Koo Hara left a "pessimistic" note, police said on Monday, a day after the former member of top South Korean girl group Kara was found dead.
Reuters - Published

South Korea, Japan in fresh spat over intelligence deal

South Korea and Japan traded fresh barbs on Monday, just days after agreeing to salvage an important intelligence-sharing pact, highlighting the fragile ties between the former wartime foes and allies..
Reuters - Published

Charley Hull runner-up at LPGA Tour Championship

England's Charley Hull finishes second at the LPGA Tour Championship as Kim Sei-young of South Korea birdies the final hole to win.
BBC News - Published

In bid to repair ties, Japan and South Korea agree to summit next month

Japan and South Korea agreed on Saturday to hold formal talks next month, taking a step towards improving relations strained by decades of acrimony over their wartime past and exacerbated by a..
Reuters - Published

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